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evolutionary psychology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Applying Evolutionary Psychology to Enhance Business Research
  Prof R Hoffmann, Dr S H Chuah, Dr F Kock
Applications accepted all year round

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Existing business research in domains such as management, marketing, economics or finance predominantly examine proximal reasons of human behaviour, i.e.
  PhD opportunities in Psychology at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. The. Division of Psychology.
  Gendered Psychology Project
  Prof D Schmitt
Applications accepted all year round

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As part of a Gendered Psychology Project, the student will capture today’s shifting sex and gender variation by investigating whether psychological attributes that typically differ between heterosexual women and heterosexual men also vary in systematic ways across sexual minorities.
  Multitasking
  Dr A Szameitat
Applications accepted all year round

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When people do two or more things at the same time, i.e. multitasking, they usually become slower and make more errors. One reason for this might be that multitasking demands additional control processes which coordinate the concurrent performance of two tasks.
  The effect of different activities on subsequent task performance
  Dr A Szameitat
Applications accepted all year round

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In our everyday life we may have made the experience that different activities have different effects on how we ’feel’ and ’think’.
  Comparing romantic jealousy and friendship rivalry
  Dr A Schuetzwohl
Applications accepted all year round

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The main project aim is to test whether the same or different psychological mechanisms are defending against threats to romantic relationships and friendships emanating from a rival or competitor using a variety of methods.
  Interplay between psychological processes and cultural contexts
  Dr T Imada
Applications accepted all year round

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Much of the psychological literature is based on the research findings from Western cultures, and we cannot assume that such psychological findings can be generalized to people in non-Western cultures.
  Assessment of premorbid cognitive ability
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Prof P Bright, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected] anglia.ac.uk), (Psychology),. Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] )(Computing & Information Science).
  Neuronal and biomechanical mechanisms underlying the control and plasticity of aimed limb movements
  Dr T Matheson, Dr R Swidbert
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Most animal movements are driven by muscle contractions controlled by the nervous system, but there is now considerable evidence that passive forces, originating in muscles, tendons or other tissues, interact with active forces to generate limb movements in both vertebrates and invertebrates (Page et al.
  Assessing the risk to plant health in the UK from future Agrilus invasions
  Dr L Kelly, Prof RA Nichols
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available to start in September 2020, jointly supervised by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Dr Laura Kelly) and Queen Mary (Prof.
  How do prenatal steroids elevate autism risk?
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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"Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a devastating disorder that affects 1% of the population and is the most costly condition in the UK.
  Properties of evolved, hot luminous stars from large spectroscopic surveys
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Dr P Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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Massive stars are rare, though dominate the radiative, mechanical and chemical feedback in star-forming galaxies. Historically, spectroscopic studies of hot massive stars in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies have been restricted to small sample sizes.
  Understanding the link between healthy ageing and social interaction
  Dr E Kevei, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Healthy ageing is a priority for all countries since we are living longer than ever before. A number of studies show that social behaviours can prevent some detrimental aspects of aging such as dementia and memory loss.
  Novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of snakebites
  Dr S Vaiyapuri
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebite envenomation (SBE), a high priority neglected tropical disease affects several million people worldwide resulting in as many as 150,000 deaths and around 500,000 permanent disabilities every year.
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